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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015 4 years ago

Lopez tennis sweeps district

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by: Jeff Dawsey Sports Editor

The Green Wave continued to roll in, by far, its best tennis season with a sweep of all seven finals in the District 6-1A Championship Tuesday, March 31.

Father Lopez only dropped two of 30 total sets the entire tournament. Top singles player Will Greaves won his final 6-1, 6-2. No. 2 player Dane Hawthorne won 6-4, 6-4, and No. 3 Michael Munier defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-0. No. 4 Zach Pifer won 7-5, 6-1, and No Connor Sikorski 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 for the singles complete sweep.

In doubles competition, Will Greaves/Dane Hawthorne defeated Master’s Academy 6-2, 6-4, and Michael Munier/Zach Pifer won 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.

“The boys all fought hard and supported each other through every match to win the title,” coach Jane Fountain said. “Their goal was to win every line in the tournament and they did it in fine style. They have come together as a team and are looking forward to the first round of regionals next week.”

Greaves will represent the Green Wave at the individual state tournament as the singles player, and Greaves and Hawthorne will represent Father Lopez at the individual state tournament in doubles competition.

After losing to Windermere Prep last year, Lopez has been on a mission for a rematch with the Lakers in the regional tournament. They have remained focused throughout the entire season, destroying everyone on their path. After opening the season with a 4-3 win over Trinity Prep, the Green Wave only dropped three of 77 potential matches afterward. They won eight matches 7-0 and the other three 6-1.

Next up: April 7. Good luck!

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